An Unlikely Tourist Attraction

A experiment in combining tourism, social activism, and housing, the Global Village and Discovery Center is a unique theme park.
June 9, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The roughly 30 shacks, some papered with magazine pages or decorated with battered hubcaps, are recreations of poor living conditions in Africa, Asia and Central America, put together by Habitat for Humanity International, a nondenominational Christian ministry that helps build low-cost housing in 89 countries. [Global Village is] an experiment in combining tourism, social activism and promotion.

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Published on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in The New York Times
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